Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Volume 2


The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics is a major multi-volume reference work. It is a unique collaboration of hundreds of scholars from around the world and covers all relevant aspects of the study of Arabic, dealing with all levels of the language (pre-Classical Arabic, Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic vernaculars, mixed varieties of Arabic).

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Kees Versteegh, Ph.D. (1977) is professor of Arabic and Islam at the University of Nijmegen. He has published on the history of Arabic and the Arabic linguistic tradition, including The Arabic Language (Edinburgh, 1997).
"Rarely have I been so profoundly impressed by a work of collective scholarship, virtually beyond criticism in every respect. Contributions and editing alike are of exceptional quality, and its value embraces lay readers (who will find it readable, often amusing), serious students (who will make progress), and denizens of ivory towers (who will wish they had written part or whole). A brilliant contribution to knowledge, destined to be the benchmark for future research and popularisation. Recommended without reservation to all academic libraries. To quote the greetings article: 'ahlan, 'ahlan!'" H.G.A. Hughes, Languages and Literature.
Egypt, Elative, Elision, Ellipsis, Enclisis, Energicus, English, English Loanwords, Epenthesis, Epigraphy (Islamic), Ethiopia, Ethiopic Loanwords, Ethnicity and Language, Etymology, Euphemism, Europe, Exclamation, Fāʿil, Faṣīḥ, Fiʿl, First Language Acquisition, First Language Teaching, Focus, Foreigner Talk, French Loanwords, Fronting, Frozen Expression, Fulfulde, Functional Grammar, Gahawa-syndrome, Gemination, Gender, Glide, Government, Grammatical Tradition: Approach, Grammatical Tradition: History, Grammaticalization, Greek Loanwords, Greetings, Grounding, Gulf States, Gypsy Arabic, Ḥaḏf, Ḥāl, Hamza, Ḥaraka, Ḥarf, Ḥassāniyya Arabic, Hausa, Ḥimyaritic, History of Arabic, Horn of Africa, Hypercorrection, ʾIbdāl, Ibero-Romance, Ibero-Romance Loanwords, Ibtidāʾ, ʾIḍāfa, ʾIdġām, ʾIḍmār, ʾIʿjāz, ʾIlġāʾ, ʿIlla, ʾImāla, Impersonal Verb, Implicational Scale, India, Indirect Speech, Indonesia, Indonesian/Malay, Inflection, ʾInna wa-ʾaxawātuhā, ʾInšāʾ, Insults, Interface Linguistics, Interference, Interjection, Internet, Interrogative Pronoun, Interrogative Sentences, Intonation, ʾIʿrāb, Iran, Iraq, Ism, Ism al-Faʿil, Ism al-Fiʿl, ʾIsnād, Israel, Istiʿāra, Ištiqāq, Istiṯnāʾ, Italian, Italian Loanwords, ʾIṭbāq, Ivrit, Ivrit Loanwords, Jargon, Javanese, Jazāʾ, Jerusalem Arabic, Jīm, Jinās, Jordan, Jordanian Arabic (Amman), Juba Arabic, Judaeo-Arabic, Jumla, Kalām, Kalima, Kāna wa-ʾaxawātuhā, Kanuri, Kaškaša and Kaskasa, Kazakh, Khartoum Arabic, Khuzestan Arabic, Kināya, Kinship Terms, Ki-Nubi, Kufic, Kurdish, Kuwaiti Arabic, Labiovelarisation, Lafḏ̣, Laḥn, Language Academies, Language and Gender, Language Attitudes, Language Contact, Language Impairment, Language Loss, Language Pathology, Language Policies and Planning, Language Shift: Amazigh
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